Travel advisory issued by US airlines this year includes a warning to the US public about the risk of falling off cliffs.
A new survey finds that the vast majority of US adults still want to go swimming, but that there is a noticeable uptick in the numbers of those who do so.
The latest survey, conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and commissioned by the National Association of Realtors, asked 1,000 adults in the US and Canada what they would consider safe activities to do on a daily basis.
It found that 56% of adults surveyed said they would not do a swim or boating trip during their lifetime.
Only 16% of Americans said they’d consider swimming during their entire life.
The survey also found that Americans who are 65 and older are more likely than younger people to want to take on a swim, with 67% of those aged 65 and over saying they would take on such a trip if they were not already in the water.
That’s up from 62% in 2016, the year before the survey began.
The poll found that 75% of people who took part in the survey said they’ve never heard of swimming, compared with 72% who said they had heard of it at some point in their lives.
That is also up from 66% of the general public.
In 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers published a report concluding that the United States would be vulnerable to major disasters that could affect the economy and national security if it did not increase spending on flood protection and other efforts to protect against coastal erosion.